August 5, 2019
CUTTING EDGE SPORTS MANAGEMENT TO PARTNER WITH
Milltown, NJ — Cutting Edge Sports Management, hosts of the HBCU-Dream Bowl Weekend, and NFL Draft Diamonds are pleased to announce a strategic partnership for this year’s football weekend scheduled to be played over Dr. Martin Luther King Weekend in Virginia’s Blue Ridge from January 16 -20, 2020.
The 4th annual HBCU Spirit of America Bowl will be played on January 19, 2019, in Salem, Virginia at Salem Stadium as part of the Weekend. The Spirit of America Bowl is the only HBCU college football all-star game in the country. In its first year, the HBCU Spirit of America Bowl saw Jylan Ware of Alabama State become a 7th round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders.
The 8th annual Dream Bowl, to be played January 20, 2019, is the premier non-FBS college football all-star game in the nation. The Dream Bowl has seen multiple players drafted including Grambling WR Chester Rogers (Colts), and Central Arkansas CB Tremon Smith (Chiefs). The Dream Bowl has also sent over 100 players to NFL camps, with other former players on rosters in the CFL, Europe, and Arena Leagues. The weekend will allow the best athletes to showcase their talents for the chance to play professionally at the next level with many NFL and CFL scouts in attendance. The games and the series of events held throughout the weekend are a celebration of the excellence, commitment, and sacrifice made by the players and their families.
NFL Draft Diamonds through its founder, Damond Talbot, has become a leader in the evaluation and scouting of future NFL prospects due to their attention to detail and their practice of reviewing game film, conducting in-depth interviews, and focusing on the talented players at all levels of collegiate football. NFL Draft Diamonds is dedicated to and specializes in small school football players and they are the preeminent leaders on all things related to the NFL Draft.
Damond Talbot expressed, “I’m super excited to work with Neil and the rest of the staff for the Dream Bowl and HBCU Spirit of America Game. I am a huge believer in All-Star games and I feel these two games are very important for all athletes’ especially small schoolers. Our team is excited to work with both games this year! ”
Neil Malvone, CEO of CESM is excited about the relationship with Damond and his team at NFL Draft Diamonds. “We look forward to working with NFL Draft Diamonds as their focus on the small college players has been the mission of our games since its inception. We have similar goals and believe we can enhance each other’s position within college football,” stated Malvone.